A 50-year-old man charged with public disturbances in a courtroom and lobby of Dundalk courthouse, who last month accused three court reporters of being “a criminal gang,” said saw his case adjourned last Wednesday so that a probation report can be prepared.
Michael O’Hagan of Mary Street North, Dundalk made a new claim – accusing reporters in court of being hackers.
Investigator Garda told Judge John Coughlan that the accused had become abusive towards lawyers and was in custody in Dundalk District Court on May 2, shortly after 11 a.m. and was ordered to leave.
However, the Garda said Mr. O’Hagan continued to use profane language towards Gardai in front of members of the public outside the courtroom, who were ordered to abstain.
The court heard that the accused had been arrested for disturbing public order and refused to give his name and address.
Mr O’Hagan told Judge Coughlan he wrote his whole case to him last July and claimed it was such a highly technical and highly sophisticated crime that he could not explain it .
The accused then called the three journalists again in court and claimed that they were hackers and had harassed and defamed him.
Judge Coughlan ordered an updated probation report and postponed the case until October 3.